Tsemay in Ethiopia

The Tsemay have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Introduction / History

The Tsamai are a people group that live in the plain of the Weyt'o River. They may have been part of the Konso people and because of the raids from the Borana, had crossed the Sagan River to settle among the Banna and Dime and intermingled with them. They are neighbored by the Hamar and Banna, with whom they have built a strong alliance, on the west and southwest, by the Arbore on the south, by the Gawada and Kerkert on the east and by the Maale on the north.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are cultivators as well as keep livestock. They grow sorghum and maize. They use the hoe to cultivate the land. Their administrative and trade center is the Weyto town.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tsamai are predominantly followers of their ethnic religion which believes that the male and female star created the world.


What Are Their Needs?

Tsamai villages usually have no electricity. Medical care is poor, and access to medicine is limited. Their water supply comes from rivers and springs. Sometimes this water carries germs and disease-causing bacteria.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Tsamai to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
Ask God to raise laborers, especially from among the Konso, who are related to the Tsemai and have a good relationship with them, who will work to reach and intercede for the Tsamai.


Scripture Prayers for the Tsemay in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tsemay
People Name in Country Tsemay
Alternate Names Kule; Shanqilla; Tsamai; Tsamako
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 30,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15589
ROP3 Code 110207
ROP25 Code 308299
ROP25 Name Tsamai
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Omo area, lowlands west of Lake Chamo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Omo area, lowlands west of Lake Chamo..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.57 %)
4.80 %
Ethnic Religions
95.20 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tsamai (30,000 speakers)
Language Code tsb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tsamai (30,000 speakers)
Language Code tsb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tsamai

Primary Language:  Tsamai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2017)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tsamai Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Rod Waddington - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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